Livestock Shows

Livestock shows

What better place to host your livestock show than the Iowa State Fairgrounds, home to America’s favorite fair as well as one of the world’s largest livestock shows?

The spacious Fairgrounds hosts over 30 livestock shows annually. These events have included the National Junior High Finals Rodeo and the World Pork Expo as well as several smaller shows featuring everything from dogs and cats to pigeons and llamas.


The Fairgrounds can accommodate a variety of livestock and horse shows and boasts several venue options, including indoor and outdoor arena space, climate-controlled buildings and flexible stalling options. Our on-site camping is available from mid-April through July and September through mid-October and can support up to 2,300 camp sites.

We also offer competitively priced admissions and ticketing infrastructure options as well as ample space for trailer and car parking at no additional charge.

Getting Started

Check out our Facility Finder and Livestock Event Request to select the best fit for your event, and be sure to reach out to our Interim Events Department to set up a time to tour your favorite venue options, discuss logistics and work through event details. You can also reach us by phone at 515/262-3111, ext. 202.